VN TEAS: Activities of municipalities and welfare areas in housing and housing services for older people (IKÄHYVIS)

Under the health and social services reform, the organisation of housing services moves from municipalities and joint municipal boards to the new welfare areas. All other housing tasks such as zoning, residential development, anticipation of housing needs for older people and welfare and health promotion tasks will however remain at the municipal level. How the various activities are actually organised in the welfare areas and municipalities will however be essential to the success of the reform, specifically in terms of how cooperation is planned and conducted. For this reason, more research information is needed on effective solutions, means and policies related to the housing of an elderly population, in particular from the perspective of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. It is also important to discover new working models and solutions from the perspective of changing tasks.The project is funded by the Government’s survey and research activities. FCG Finnish Consulting is the main implementor of the project, in addition to MDI, the Municipal Federation and Tahituuri Oy. The project’s materials include, for example, literature and documentary analysis, statistical indicators, interviews with the planners responsible for services for the aged in the case study municipalities/welfare areas. In addition, the project will undertake a series of regional workshops and participatory meetings with a group of experts.This study produces a broad picture in respect of effective and cost-effective policies and means in the municipalities and joint municipal boards. At the same time, proposals for measures and recommendations in respect of the development and promotion of future housing for older people will also be drawn up .Link to bulletin: